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Alexis D.

Torrance, CA, USA

22 reviews

$500 - $3500 / Day


Alexis Duran is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Film+Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA in Film and TV Production at San Diego State University. Alexis has a background in TV news broadcasting where he's worked for NBC San Diego 7 as an operations technician. As a freelance filmmaker and the founder of Oxford and Claire Productions, he’s filmed and directed documentaries and episodic content for: Al Jazeera(AJ+), BBC Three, USA Today, Quicktake Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barcroft Media, Business Insider, Facebook, OnlyGoodTV, Future, Truly, Voice of America(VOA), PBS and TED Talk. As a writer/director on short narrative films, his films have screened at numerous film festivals around the world. His 2018 film, Bye Luna, was selected at over twelve festivals, won two awards in the U.S., and was invited to screen at the Short Film Corner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. His current film, Forgetting Caroline, is in the festival circuit and was recently selected and screened at the San Diego International Film Festival and Austin Film Festival. Alexis is an adjunct professor in the Film, Television & Media Arts department at Southwestern College. • Remote Pilot Certificate Part 107 • Covid-19 Compliance Officer Certificate

Top Services

Documentary DP
13 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
10 reviews
Corporate Videographer
2 reviews


Top Reviews

  • May • 2020

    I highly recommend Alexis. He is now my first call for any work on the West Coast. He was prompt, enthusiastic, smart and his shooting is really beautiful. He also managed to sweet- talk his way into getting much better access to film at our location on the day of the shoot. He shot during difficult circumstances (COVID) and used social distancing and masks to ensure the shoot was conducted in a safe manner. Alexis went above and beyond for this shoot, he really cared about getting the best possible footage and getting that delivered to me in a timely fashion. The Talent also wrote me an email afterwards to say how much they enjoyed working with him.

    Emma at Green Bean Pictures
  • December • 2022

    Alexis was an absolute joy to work with. His communication is crystal clear, he comes to every shoot with ideas, passion, energy, and excellent BTS questions. I spent 5 days with him in the field and would highly recommend him to work with. He took a "run and gun" documentary shoot and brought the enthusiasm and production quality of a commercial shoot. He strove to make every shot perfect but this love of the craft was equally matched by flexibility and humility. Choose Alexis!

    Julia at AJPlus
  • November • 2020

    Alexis was a great shooter and interviewer. Got a lot of nice coverage and followed the interview questions as provided. Was very responsive to questions leading up to and after the shoot itself and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

    Julianne at Bloomberg Originals Shorts

Top Projects



  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders

All Services

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • HD Live Operator
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post Production

  • Sound Mixer


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company